Dropped Call Case V. Sprint Stays In Fed. Court

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposed class action against Sprint Nextel Corp. over dropped calls will remain in federal court, now that a judge has found that the Class Action Fairness Act applies to the suit and refused the plaintiff's request to remand it to state court.

Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Thursday that the case, which was dismissed earlier this year and refiled, falls under the jurisdiction of the federal courts due to CAFA. That law, which expanded...
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